President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt and Yugoslav President Tito were filmed in Damascus, Syria Feb 23 reviewing a military parade - held to mark the first anniversary of the United Arab Republic.
DAMASCUS, SYRIA UAR (FEBRUARY 23, 1959) (REUTERS)
GV Tito and Nasser arrive.
SV Girls with flowers.
SV Tito and Nasser step down from car.
LV Tito and Nasser stand to attention while National Anthem is played.
SCU Tito and Nasser.
GV Tito inspects guard of honour.
BACK V Ditto.
LV Tito and Nasser mount dais .
LV Girls clap.
LV Seated from Left to right.. Ruler of Yemen, Tito, Nasser and Madame Tito and Deputy President of UAR
GV Start of parade.
SCU Troops in parade.
SV More Troops.
SIDE V Ditto.
CU Madame Tito walks to Col.Nasser.
CU Ruler of the Yemen.
LV Camel corps in parade.
S.BACK V. Ditto.
CU Tito and Nasser.
GV Troops in army trucks.
LV TOWARDS Ditto.
SV PAN Truck passing camera.
LV Tito and nasser watch parade.
CU Madame Tito and Deputy President of UAR
GV Crowded stands.
LV Officer salutes as Tito and Nasser leave.
LV Tito and Nasser leave their stand.
SV Entering car.
GV Car leaves.
GV Mass crowd outside Government Palace.
LV Col. Nasser waves from balcony.
STV Crowd wave back.
GV Troops push crowds in front of palace.
GTV Massed crowd.
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Background: President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt and Yugoslav President Tito were filmed in Damascus, Syria Feb 23 reviewing a military parade - held to mark the first anniversary of the United Arab Republic.
President Tito on an eight-day visit to the UAR arrived in Damascus with President Nasser the previous day for the hour-long parade which ranged from heavy artillery units to Syrian desert camel corps.
Tito, in a grey field-marshal's uniform and Nasser, in a civilian suit, took the salute as Soviet-built MGs streaked overhead and the UAR Syrian National Guard marched past the dais.
Some of Russia's most modern tanks - the T-54s - were displayed in the parade for the first time in Syria.
Rosewater --- used for traditional Arab welcomes -- was sprinkled by Syrian girls aboard carnival-type floats from vats on the grounds.
More than a quarter-of-a-million people watched the parade including the deputy president of UAR, Mr.Akram Al Huurani.
The parade was the finale of Unity Week celebrations - Feb 16-23-when cities, towns and villages in the UAR have been in carnival mood with processions, tribal dancing and military parades.